spindle fiber

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spindle fiber

n.
One of a network of achromatic filaments that extend inward from the poles of a dividing cell, forming a spindle-shaped figure.
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The duplicated genome must be divided into two daughter cells by the spindle apparatus that is organized by centrosomes.
The nuclear-mitotic apparatus protein is important in the establishment and maintenance of the bipolar mitotic spindle apparatus.
Damage to the spindle apparatus directly impacts on chromosome behavior.
Microtubules are the only structural constituent of the spindle apparatus required for induction of cell cleavage.
This discovery raises a number of questions that bear on the relationship between chromosomes and the spindle apparatus.
In a study published in the online journal, Cell Reports, the research team examined how the spindle apparatus self-organizes.